Courthouse is back in business


BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission met virtually on Thursday morning.  During a discussion with elected officials, the Commissioners agreed to reopen the Courthouse and Annex on September 21, now that the 14-day incubation and quarantine periods have reportedly expired.  County business will go back to normal, or at least back to the “new normal,” on Monday morning.

Commissioners considered the request for a hearing filed by Richadeen Gardner.  The case has been with the Safe Sites and Structure Board previously. They passed a motion for a hearing date of October 1 at 9:30 a.m., which will allow Commissioners to view photos of the property. 

In other business, Commissioners approved of the 2019 Board of Assessment Appeals meeting minutes.  They also gave Patty Wager, on behalf of the Buckhannon-Upshur Visual Arts Department, permission to utilize the large pavilion at the Upshur County Recreational Park on weekdays during September and October from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. without fee. 

Commissioners received correspondence from Charles Grishaber, State Coordinator with the State Office of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), notifying state and local governmental entities, as well as non-profit organizations, that flood insurance may be available through their program.

The next regular meeting of the Upshur County Commission will take place in person on September 24 at 9 a.m.   The Commission meeting scheduled for October 15 has been canceled. 

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